Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is the best chip dip I have ever had and probably the simplest to make. You can modify this lots of ways by changing the cheese type (I occasionally change it to a Taco Cheese Mix) or adding things to spice it up like jalapeños. It's perfect for when people drop in unannounced because it is so quick and easy to make. Anytime I make this for a party, I end up having to make it 2 or 3 times because it goes so fast.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (14 1/4 ounce) can no-bean chili (Armor chili works the best but Hormel Chili does pretty good as well)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag Frito Scoops


  1. In a glass pie plate or square Pyrex glass baking dish, spread the block of cream cheese with a spoon across the entire bottom of the dish evenly. It will be a little difficult to spread so you can soften it in the Microwave for a few seconds to make it easier if you wish. Be sure not to leave any holes.
  2. Take the chili and spread the whole Can across the cream cheese evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the shredded cheese across the top evenly just enough to where it will make a nice layer of cheese with no holes when it melts.
  4. Microwave on High for 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the edges are bubbling.
  5. Let it stand for 2 minutes to cool.
  6. Serve with the Frito Scoops and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Quick and good and versitle, but I think made as the recipe's written it's best served to kids or teenagers.

4Susan August 14, 2005

This is so delicious! Sinful, but delicious. I added chopped green onions on top after microwaving. Might add black olives as well next time.

Nanita May 28, 2005

This is a terrific recipe; used it many times for a QUICK appetizer. AND it is. I make it with my Frosty Nights Chili without the beans. Delish!Thanks for posting, Tibbsy.

Caroline Cooks May 06, 2005